Free Taxi Rides Via SoberRide | Fireman Mike | Old Town Post

Poster Photo from WRAP website.

Poster Photo from WRAP website.

Free taxi rides will be offered via the SoberRide program beginning Friday, December 11, 2015.  The program will offer taxi rides home during the holiday season in an effort to keep drunk drivers off the road.  Simply call 1-800-200-TAXI to request a ride from 10:00 p.m. until 6:00 a.m..

SoberRide will continue the free taxi ride home program until January 1, 2016. The maximum allowable free fare is $30.  Riders will be responsible for any amount above $30.

The following detailed information concerning the SoberRide program was taken from the Washington Regional Alcohol Program’s (WRAP) website:

The Washington Regional Alcohol Program’s (WRAP) 2015 Holiday SoberRide program will be offered from 10:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m. nightly from December 11, 2015 to January 1, 2016. To receive a free cab ride home (up to a $30.00 fare), please call 800-200-8294 (TAXI). AT&T customers may dial #WRAP from their wireless phones. Please refer to the SoberRide information listed below for important details concerning this program.   You must be 21 or older to use the SoberRide service

Important note:  All requests for SoberRide service must be called to and dispatched from 1-800-200-8294.  Do not call a taxi company directly for SoberRide service as the ride will not be covered under this program.

General SoberRide Information 

WRAP’s SoberRide , called one of the nation’s most successful free cab ride programs for would-be impaired drivers, has helped to ensure greater Washington, DC residents have a safe way home on high-risk holidays. Since 1993, WRAP has provided over 63,185 safe rides home.  Currently, SoberRide operates during the December/January holiday season, St. Patrick’s Day, Cinco de Mayo, Independence Day and Halloween.

WRAP’s SoberRide provides a free cab ride home up to a $30 fare.
Callers are financially responsible for anything over $30. 

You must be 21 or older to use the SoberRide service. All calls must originate in Montgomery and Prince George’s Counties in Maryland; the Cities of Rockville, Bowie, College Park, Gaithersburg, Greenbelt and Takoma Park in Maryland; the District of Columbia; Arlington, Fairfax, Prince William and Eastern Loudoun Counties in Virginia; and the Cities of Alexandria, Falls Church, Fairfax, Manassas and Manassas Park in Virginia.

You cannot reserve a SoberRide or schedule a pickup in advance. To receive a ride, you must call 1-800-200-8294 (TAXI) during the program hours. A SoberRide call operator will direct your request to the correct participating cab company.

Participating Taxi Companies: 
Alexandria Yellow Cab (Alexandria)
Barwood, Inc. (Montgomery County)
Fairfax Yellow Cab (Fairfax County)
Loudoun Yellow Cab (Eastern Loudoun County)
Northern Virginia Checker (Prince William County)
Red Top Cab Company (Arlington County)
Silver Cab of Prince George’s County (Prince George’s County)
Yellow Cab of District of Columbia (District of Columbia)
Yellow Cab of Prince William County (Prince William County)

When waiting for a SoberRide, please watch for a cab from the participating taxi company in the area from which you are calling.

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